Reset #6 Art and Culture after the Creative City

Event date: 10 September 2021 at Waterside Workers Hall, Port Adelaide The idea of the ‘creative city’ has its roots in the 1980s. In the face of accelerating de-industrialisation, the rise of grassroots social movements, alternative arts and new popular cultures held out the hope of a new kind of post-industrial city. They rediscovered theContinue reading “Reset #6 Art and Culture after the Creative City”

Reset#5 Dan Hill: Slowdown-Reimagining the Infrastructures of Everyday life

Thursday 5 August 2021 4:00 to 6:00 pm Bradley Forum (H5-02), Hawke Building, City West Campus Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, the Swedish government’s innovation agency. A designer and urbanist, his previous leadership roles include Arup, Future Cities Catapult, Fabrica, SITRA and the BBC. He’s lived and worked in UK, Australia,Continue reading “Reset#5 Dan Hill: Slowdown-Reimagining the Infrastructures of Everyday life”

Reset #4: Scott Ludlam – Art, Culture, Ecosystem

Thursday 15 July 2021 Bradley Forum (H5-02), Hawke Building, City West Campus Scott Ludlam: Full Circle and the Art of Panarchy The word ecosystem gets used a lot in arts and culture, in different and sometimes opposing ways. To help us think through this, Reset #4 hosted Scott Ludlam in a conversation about the ideasContinue reading “Reset #4: Scott Ludlam – Art, Culture, Ecosystem”

Reset #3: Art, Culture and Heterodox Economics

Recording available here [Reset: To turn a piece of computer equipment off and then on again when it does not work correctly, to make it start working correctly again.] For the last thirty years art and culture have sought to align themselves with the prevailing economic orthodoxy.  They presented themselves as an ‘industry’, a contributor to GDP,Continue reading “Reset #3: Art, Culture and Heterodox Economics”

Reset #2: What What to do about Cultural Work after the Pandemic ?

This event was held at Adelaide City Lending Library, Rundle Mall, 7 May 2021 2.15      Bodies of Work: A Conversation between Ben Eltham (Monash; Guardian) and Bek Conroy. The harsh realities of cultural work are much more acknowledged now than a decade ago, as funding cuts and precarious working conditions meet unaffordable housing, higher rents,Continue reading “Reset #2: What What to do about Cultural Work after the Pandemic ?”